Call for Workshop Proposals

The IJCAI-07 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop Program, to be held January 6-8, 2007, immediately prior to the technical conference. IJCAI-07 workshops will provide an informal setting where participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Members from all segments of the AI community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. Workshops that focus on new and emerging topics, or on applications, are particularly encouraged. To facilitate interaction and a broad exchange of ideas, each workshop will be limited to 40 participants and should plan for ample time to foster open discussions. Attendance is limited to active participants only.

Workshops can vary in length, but most will last a full day. Workshop attendees do not need to register for the main IJCAI conference, but are encouraged to do so.

Important Dates for Workshops

  • May 2, 2006 - Proposal Submission Deadline
  • June 2, 2006 - Acceptance Notification
  • June 16, 2006 - Deadline for Posting the Call for Participation
  • June 30, 2006 - IJCAI-07 Workshops Programme Announced
  • September 25, 2006 - Submission of contributions to workshops
  • October 23, 2006 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
  • November 15, 2006 - Deadline for complete workshop notes submission to Workshop chair.
  • January 6-8, 2007 - IJCAI-07 Workshops

IJCAI-07 Workshops Requirements for Submission
Proposals for workshops should be a maximum of five pages in length, and should contain the following information:

  • A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the workshop goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
  • A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
  • A preliminary workshop agenda and a proposed schedule for organizing the workshop. This should include a brief description of how the organizers intend to encourage an atmosphere appropriate for a workshop.
  • If available, a list of tentatively confirmed attendees.
  • A list of related workshops held within the last three years, if any, and their relation to the proposed workshop.
  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (if available) of the proposed workshop organizing committee. This committee should consist of three or four people knowledgeable about the technical issues to be addressed. These people cannot all work at the same institution.
  • The name of the primary contact for the organizing committee; this person must have an email address.
  • A description of the qualifications of the individual committee members with respect to organizing an IJCAI workshop, including a list of workshops previously arranged by any members of the proposed organizing committee, if any.

Proposers are encouraged to send their draft proposal to potential participants for comments before submission. All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, to the Workshop Chair, Carles Sierra, at, in plain ASCII text, as soon as possible but no later than May 2, 2006. Prospective organizers will be notified of the committee's decision no later than June 2, 2006.

Responsibilities of IJCAI and workshop organizers
For all accepted proposals, IJCAI will be responsible for:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
  • Providing logistic support and a meeting place for the workshop.
  • Together with the organizers, determining the workshop date and time.
  • Duplicating working notes and distributing them to the participants.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Setting up a Web site for the workshop according to the template that will be distributed upon acceptance.
  • Advertising the workshop and issuing a call for participation/papers by June 16, 2006. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the AI community. It should also note that the number of participants is strictly limited. The call should also make clear the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.
  • Collecting submissions, notifying acceptances in due time, and ensuring a transparent and fair selection process. All workshop organizers commit themselves to adopt the same deadlines for submissions and notifications of acceptance, i.e.,
    • September 25, 2006 submission of contributions to workshops
    • October 23, 2006, notifications

  • Making the PDF of the whole workshop notes available to the workshop chair by November 15, 2006, (up to a maximum of 200 pages) as well as a list of audio-visual requirements and any special room requirements.
  • Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants get registered to the workshop and are invited to register to the main conference.

IJCAI encourages the production of publications based on the workshops, but the IJCAI name cannot be used on such publications without prior permission. IJCAI reserves the right to cancel any workshop if deadlines are missed or if too few attendees register for the workshop to support its running costs. To cover costs, it will be necessary to charge workshop participants a workshop fee.

Please send proposals and inquiries to:

Carles Sierra
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, IIIA
Spanish National Research Council, CSIC